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Welcome to the STEPS Metabolic Optimizing Program (MOP).

If you want to lose weight, its quite likely you have already tried a few ways and haven’t succeeded. Yet!

Here, we would share some holistic insights into this issue that would change the way you look at it.

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Firstly, you should aim at becoming healthier and not just lose weight and this is my advice to you: ‘Any ‘weight’ loss program that does not make you feel more energetic, improve your general mood, digestion, stamina, sleep, and hormonal balance cannot be healthy for you in the long run.’

Losing weight while experiencing a degradation in general health is simply not worth it. Its like trading your freedom for a million dollars. What do you do with the money if you are stuck in jail?!

Secondly, for any weight loss (health improvement) program to be really successful, it must be sustainable. Fad diets and weight loss programs that come and go like a television series, offer short term results at best, only to crumble in a few months and the weight creeps back up. What is even worse is that it leaves the person discouraged and frustrated.

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Thirdly, any treatment or program to help lose weight must be in alignment with nature and natural body functioning. If this is not the case, one ends up slimmer but sicker over time. This includes weight-loss pills and surgeries.

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Who needs to lose weight?

In the age of Instagram, even reasonably fit individuals want to lose weight because they idolize some celebrity or have a desire to look a certain way. Most of those celebrities sacrifice their health and wellbeing to undergo surgeries and needing to look a certain way gives them their livelihood. Many cultures around the world actually find beauty in obesity! Except if there is a metabolic imbalance and other effects of being overweight, I do not encourage such pursuits and warn that it would most likely result in health imbalances.

If it is established that there is a need to lose unhealthy fat, there are surely natural and holistic means to do so.

The chart lists a rough estimate of fat percentages for men and women.

Description Women Men
Essential fat 10 – 13% 2 – 5%
Athletes 14 – 20% 6 – 13%
Fitness 21 – 24% 14 – 17%
Average 25 – 31% 18 – 24%
Obese 32%+ 25%+
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Serious health risks are only associated with obesity, when the fat percentage exceeds a certain limit. These might be:

  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Metabolic syndrome: a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Some types of cancer, such as breast cancer and bowel cancer
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Possible non-serious effects on health with being overweight:

  • Bone and joint problems
  • Breathlessness or difficulty doing physical activity
  • Gallstones
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Increased sweating
  • Often feeling very tired
  • Psychological problems such as depression and low self-esteem
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Reduced fertility
  • Sleep apnoea or snoring

What causes a person to gain weight?

At first glance, weight gain might seem to be caused by consuming more calories than needed, particularly those from fatty and sugary foods; coupled with not burning enough of these calories, the excess being stored by the body as fat. But the reality is far more complex and multiple factors involved in causing obesity are largely ignored or not given due importance by the conventional medical system.

Currently accepted causes:

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Eating more and burning less calories

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Eating highly processed, sugary and fatty foods

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Not exercising enough

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Stopping smoking

Hidden and ignored causes addressed with the Metabolism Optimizing Program:

This is by far the most important factor in all cases that experience the yoyo effect and go through cyclical ups and downs with weight management. The causes are hidden deep in the subconscious mind compelling a person to eat unhealthy foods, overeat, use food as an emotionally soothing tool, sabotage their own efforts to be healthy or to be frustrated and binge on food.

Also called the Circadian rhythm, our bodies have an internal clock. A rhythmic cycle of various organs functioning in a coordinated fashion. Its almost like a batch production line where each step is dependent on successful completion of the earlier step in a timely manner. Vital bodily functions tend to happen at certain times of the day or night and if we do things against this clock, it derails the entire chain of functions. Primarily linked to our sleep cycle, and taking cues from natural light, this circadian clock enables various functions to occur efficiently. When we deliberately change the time we do these activities, especially sleep, the body is unable to maintain rhythm and function.
Closely linked to disruption to the body clock is sleep deprivation. This can happen when we do not sleep enough or if the quality of sleep is poor and does not achieve what it is supposed to despite us being in bed long enough. There is a release of stress hormones leading to metabolic disturbances and weight gain. I often see people making all the right effort consistently without being successful in losing weight simply because they sleep poorly. Strong cravings for unhealthy, sugary foods is one of the common indicators of poor sleep quality.

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More than overeating, it is the poor choice of what a person eats and when that determines how much harm of metabolic disturbance happens.

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Often a result of poor food choices are foods that are low in fiber either naturally or are stripped of natural fiber by food companies. This is done to make their shelf-life longer with disastrous consequences for our digestion, metabolism and gut microbiome.
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One of the major contributors to gut microbiome damage is the use or rather abuse of antibiotics. It is found everywhere, from your dairy products, chicken, meat, in the soil where your food grows to your bedroom drawer. Antibiotics help kill infecting bacteria, but as a collateral damage, severely damage the healthy and useful bacteria in the intestines, impairing many important metabolic, hormonal and immune functions. This is one of the hidden factors no one takes into consideration when evaluating general health. Ever wonder where all the discarded and expired antibiotics end up? (I would urge you to do your own research)
The word we are all too familiar with. Now stress has a different meaning for different people. For one, a delay in the delivery of the latest Gucci bag is stressful while for another, its the worry of arranging the next meal. But humans being humans, it all translates to similar biochemical changes in the body. When it comes to stress, it is all about the coping ability and mechanism of the person that determines how damaging the effects of stress would be. Most people do not know that the ability to manage or cope with stress can be improved. There are many tools that can help change the perception, leading to a healthier mindset that makes all the difference. Later in the video, we would look at these in more detail.

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Chemicals seeped into our lives along with the advancements in industrial manufacturing. Our environment and consequently our bodies have been poisoned with innumerable toxic chemicals. Industrial pollutants, drugs and medications, plastic waste, nuclear waste all end up in drinking water, our oceans and soil, recycled into our bodies. Some of these toxins not only disrupt the metabolism but also contribute to causing serious chronic diseases.

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In order to maximize profits, Newer genetically modified agricultural products were developed. Though they all look very appealing, their effect on our bodies are questionable. Read More.

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All chemical medications have side effects no matter how harmless they are purported to be. They are aimed at managing and opposing symptoms given out by the body and they achieve this with a huge price tag of side-effects. Not only do many of these cause weight gain but also cause irreversible damage to the quality of life of an individual. One might live longer, but not live life to the fullest.Entire classes of drugs are proven to cause obesity. Have a look at the list here:
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Diabetes medications
  • Hormones such as oral contraceptives
  • Corticosteroids
  • High blood pressure medications
  • Antihistamines
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  • Junk Food
  • Low or Zero Calorie Beverages
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Drinks
  • Artificial Sweeteners
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So now we talk about the solutions. Almost everyone I treat is exposed to one or more of the outlined factors causing them impairment. These range from a few extra pounds all the way to debilitating chronic illnesses. So how do I help them? This is where the Metabolism Optimizing Program (MOP) comes in. As mentioned at the beginning, the holistic approach is to achieve health improvement on all levels starting with the MindSet, Emotional Balance, Grit and Motivation, right down to gut microbiome, energy and sleep. While most quick-fix weight loss programs, treatments and surgeries cause numerous side effects and lead to a degradation of health, MOP helps to achieve the best version of oneself helping achieve a sustainable positive change in health and wellbeing. With this program, “weight loss is only a ‘side effect’ and is the ‘only’ side effect”

The STEPS Metabolism Optimizing Program Approach

The approach is to achieve general health improvement, with mind, emotions and physical body. Weight loss is just a side effect. Most weight loss programs and treatments lead to a degradation in health, defeating the purpose. While MOP identifies the core issues and encourages sustainable changes in health and weight.

The MOP© treatment approach can be summarized in 3 words.

Know. Heal. Evolve.

To truly heal, one must first know oneself, and all that causes one’s disease. For, it is only after true healing that one evolves to their full potential.

Dr Javed Hingora,

Founder, Medical Director and Homeopathy Practitioner
Creator of Health-O-Meter© Analysis and the STEPS Program©

Know. Heal. Evolve.

Step 1

KNOW

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the first step is to know what needs to be treated or changed. This analysis reveals the following about the person:

  • The person’s unique personality type, body type, sensitivities and associated factors involved in causing this disorder.
  • The current health status based on an analysis of genetic history, birth history, medical history, laboratory tests and evaluation by various holistic experts.
  • Lifestyle factors like diet, sleep, exercise, toxins that contribute to the condition.
  • All therapies, interventions and changes needed to heal and restore normal functioning naturally.
Step 2

HEAL

Treatment

After knowing what needs to be treated, the process of healing begins.

  • One or more of the appropriate natural therapies are employed from the STEPS Program© and Philolife Therapies., to treat the problem and its core causes.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
Step 3

EVOLVE

Prevention and Health Improvement

Resources for forming healthy habits and lifestyle choices are offered in collaboration with Philolife Therapies.

Step 1

KNOW

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the first step is to know what needs to be treated or changed. This analysis reveals the following about the person:

  • The person’s unique personality type, body type, sensitivities and associated factors involved in causing this disorder.
  • The current health status based on an analysis of genetic history, birth history, medical history, laboratory tests and evaluation by various holistic experts.
  • Lifestyle factors like diet, sleep, exercise, toxins that contribute to the condition.
  • All therapies, interventions and changes needed to heal and restore normal functioning naturally.
Step 2

HEAL

Treatment

After knowing what needs to be treated, the process of healing begins.

  • One or more of the appropriate natural therapies are employed from the STEPS Program© and Philolife Therapies., to treat the problem and its core causes.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
Step 3

EVOLVE

Prevention and Health Improvement

Resources for forming healthy habits and lifestyle choices are offered in collaboration with Philolife Therapies.

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